(19 more patients die of coronavirus and 1162 found infected COVID-19 infection in 24 hours )
Bangladesh recorded 19 C-virus death and recorded 1162 fresh cases of infection in 24 hours . Bangladesh government extended Ramzan related holiday till 16 May to tackle the pandemic which has already claimed 269 lives.
Nineteen more patients died of coronavirus and 1162 people were diagnosed with COVID-19 infection in the last 24 hours as of Wednesday in Bangladesh.
Doctors said 3,341 patients have recovered from coronavirus so far. Bangladesh Health Services ADG Ms Nasima Sultana , in an online briefing on Wednesday, also said 269 people have died in the country so far while 17, 822 people tested positive for coronavirus.
She said a total of 7,900 samples were tested in the last 24 hours. Of them, 1162 were diagnosed with coronavirus. On the previous day, 6,773 samples were tested and 969 people were diagnosed with coronavirus.
With more than one thousand policemen going down with the virus so far , the government is particularly worried because the cops are still out on the streets every day in great numbers .
1,926 police personnel have tested Covid-19 positive until Wednesday. Among them, 907 are from the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP).
48 policemen have tested positive for the Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, according to sources at the police headquarters.
Besides field level officers, two additional deputy commissioners and one assistant commissioner contracted Covid-19 in the DMP, according to the DMP source.
Until Wednesday, some 298 police personnel have recovered from Covid-19 . Around 4,961 police personnel are under home quarantine, while 1,159 others are in isolation. Till now, seven policemen have died from the coronavirus. All of them were posted in the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP). 10 members of a family have tested positive for Covid-19 in Patiya upazila of Chattogram .
Bangladesh first reported death from coronavirus on 18 th of March while the first case was confirmed on 8th March.
Richa Sayantika adds: An alert has been sounded in India’s eastern and northeastern states by the Centre , asking all state governments to remain cautious in view of the sudden spike in the pandemic in Bangladesh. The alert was sounded after the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) received a detailed report from the Indian High Commission in Dhaka about the mounting casualties there.